Butterfly Observations

E.g., Monday, December 9, 2019
E.g., Monday, December 9, 2019
E.g., Monday, December 9, 2019
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Date and Time Latitude Longitude Speciessort ascending Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-12-02 06:00:00 31.5395378 -110.7561963 West coast lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Patagonia, Arizona. Location precision: estimated within a 1.5 km radius. Observed by Fred Heath, DesertLeps Newsgroup. "There are still butterflies out there. Although it is December, today Mary Klinkel and I managed to find the 27 species listed below. More...
2019-03-13 22:00:00 39.25615553080485 -121.21631613607497 West coast lady First butterfly of the season 2 0 David Adams I saw two Painted Ladies (probably West Coast Ladies) doing their "mating flight dance" this last Wednesday in my back yard here on 5 acres in Penn Valley, California (foothills in western Nevada County northeast of Sacramento). More...
2019-04-25 05:00:00 34.172044 -116.54700200000002 West coast lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Pioneertown Mountains Preserve, SanBernardino County, California, slightly north west of Pioneertown, elevation 4300-5300 feet. [Location estimated within a 2 km radius.] Full sun mid 80s? More...
2019-03-12 22:05:00 35.91426423 -116.55135630000001 West coast lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21191327 More...
2019-09-23 18:00:00 44.916308088506554 -93.31525818979674 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 270.0 4 Livewombat One red admiral that looked good except for missing the back of both front wings. It looked like a chomp from a bird. Amazingly it was flying pretty well. More...
2019-05-04 05:00:00 45.05248361 -79.33624829999997 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 154m radius. Partly sunny, calm. Observed by barbara_taylor, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24529699 More...
2019-05-12 21:00:00 44.916433885456115 -93.31553611843992 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Livewombat Red Admiral butterfly sitting on a white frost blanket for long periods of time, interrupted by short flights. He's actually been there off and on for a few days. More...
2019-04-16 18:00:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 44 9 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Saw 44 red admirals flying by or sunning. unfortunately I left the camera at home. Survey from 11:15 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. CDT. Temperature: 71 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-06-01 20:04:00 42.071862 -93.624115 Red admiral 1 15 mariposa One Red Admiral perching and flying around the boat launching dock beside Ada Hayden Lake More...
2019-09-03 05:00:00 46.74160300029037 -53.36678604042669 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 0 mariposa Aidens Lane, Trepassey, Newfoundland, Canada. Observed by Jeff Harrison, nf.insects Newsgroup. Location precision: estimated within a 120m radius. More...
2019-09-30 20:42:00 44.91633475379992 -93.31528997757789 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 202.5 6 Livewombat One red admiral stopped on my butterfly feeder for overripe banana More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 44.689 -93.089 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 John Shier Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington, Minnesota. We saw the first one of the season on April 20. Only one. More...
2019-02-05 21:32:00 37.76240833 -122.43771329999998 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa First of the ‘19 Season. Freshly emerged. 4112 17th St, San Francisco, California. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Observed by robberfly, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20137375 More...
2019-10-01 18:04:00 42.03113843250022 -93.64722448525009 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 202.5 0 mariposa Genetics Chick Isolation Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. One Red Admiral migrating south-southwest from the east end of Chick Isolation toward the roof of the Genetics Laboratory. 72 F, humid, overcast, nearly calm. More...
2019-04-15 15:00:00 41.5539238 -93.9310499 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Dallas County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 150m. Today, or rather this morning 15 April 2019, while walking in our woods about two miles northeast of Van Meter, Iowa, saw several Red Admirals flying about. More...
2019-04-05 22:30:00 39.19325268895215 -94.56056170262212 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 4 0 EBrown Kansas City, Missouri. 4 butterflies observed. One would alight on corner of windowsill. Another would flutter against the house and the 1st would go after it and they would rapidly circle each other until the 2nd was driven away. 1st one would return to his perch again. More...
2019-06-27 20:53:00 41.9649389 -93.9058803 Red admiral 8 14 mariposa Roadkill along an open area of County Road E57 in the Des Moines River floodplain. I also saw 1 other dead and six live Red Admirals during the survey. More...
2019-04-27 16:55:00 40.0131485 -105.29849730000001 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Lower Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Location precision: within a 107m radius. Temperature 70 F, calm. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23494929 More...
2019-04-06 05:00:00 40.611876198880445 -91.92590468282492 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Fox River Wildlife Management Area, Mt. Sterling, Van Buren County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 1.3 km radius. Today I saw a RED ADMIRAL and many COMMON GREEN DARNERS at Fox River Wildlife Area in Van Buren County, just north of the Missouri state line. More...
2019-10-18 21:56:00 44.92719072662773 -93.29612910747528 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 157.5 7 Livewombat One red admiral, nectaring on Verbena bonariensis in a municipal rose garden. More...
2019-05-18 18:00:00 42.02669487088881 -93.66033265604085 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0.0 202.5 14 mariposa Three Red Admirals flying northward during a 30-minute period, three hours ahead of a rainstorm approaching from the south. Cirrostratus clouds, 81 F, dew point 62 F, relative humidity 63%, winds from the south-southwest to southwest (210 degrees azimuth), 14 mph, gusting to 23 mph. More...
2019-04-27 19:32:00 40.01290706 -105.30137639999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within an 18m radius. And a garter snake for good measure. Temperature 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23497452 More...
2019-04-07 17:10:00 42.06909328862572 -93.62731028065485 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 90.0 225.0 6 wolfoest from lakes trail flew towards the north lake More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.6274965 -79.35993200000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 Donald Davis Ward's and Algonquin Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 1 km radius. More...
2019-04-11 14:15:00 41.673664747850424 -91.34892991491222 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 20 Cedar County Co... Butterfly was found on the ground in the grass in front of the elementary school unable to move (it was only about 40 degrees F). Wings of this individual were very small and were damaged (tattered). There was damage to thorax and abdomen. More...
2019-05-11 05:00:00 43.994452454914644 -77.69672918433855 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 293 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, my favorite park, on north shore of Lake Ontario opposite Rochester, New York. More...
2019-04-08 07:32:00 41.4080327 -92.916405 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 2 45.0 225.0 3 Stephen R Johnson two individuals nectaring on Siberian squill (Scilla sibirica) More...
2019-10-28 05:00:00 43.99703824148128 -77.71954188383921 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Two monarchs, 5 red admirals, 4 painted ladies by Karen Anderson today at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. More...
2019-04-22 19:30:00 42.2558298 -83.04821979999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 12 0 Donald Davis Spring Garden ANSI, Windsor, Ontario, Canada: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (GPS 42.256890 - 83.04825). Location precision: estimated within a 550m radius. Observed by Jeff Larson. More...
2019-04-16 16:00:00 42.06657648302973 -93.6291556404571 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 45.0 13 wolfoest milling around, no general direction More...
2019-05-17 17:50:00 41.16829 -95.91922999999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 157.5 16 mariposa 507 N 3rd St., Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: within a 187m radius. It had been raining and went to look at rain gauge and there were 3 red admirals on the alliums and iris. Survey from 12:45 to 1:00 p.m. Temperature, 73 F. More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 43.433071838704436 -92.00382959506868 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 MJ Hatfield First Red Admiral of the season. More...
2019-04-17 17:45:00 42.0580218 -87.6905213 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 3 135.0 3 ryanwc all 3 were nectaring. One eventually flew away to the SW, but it didn't strike me as directional so much as just leaving for another yard. More...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 48 0 Donald Davis Wow! Karen Anderson reported from Presqu'ile Provincial Park on May 16th: "Finally my first Painted Lady of 2019 - May 16 2019 at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Also saw 21 American Lady Butterflies and 48 Red Admirals." [Location precision: within a 3 km radius] More...
2019-04-26 21:26:00 42.08949 -91.50185099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 337.5 21 Cammie Sunning on side of house. More...
2019-04-13 16:35:00 42.2988771 -83.42451819999997 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 10 Brenda Dziedzic They were nectaring on my Prairie Willow. More...
2019-05-23 05:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 41 22.5 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. It was 86% cloud covered so surprised to see as many red admirals as I did on my weekly walk through the gardens. They were feeding on allium, lilac and catmint. Temperature, 61 F, light winds. Survey from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. More...
2019-08-03 05:00:00 36.166238 -75.75597099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Duck Community Park, Duck, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 300m radius. Observed by Tom Stock, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup: "Biked into Duck from Southern Shores yesterday (August 3) waving to everyone sitting in traffic. More...
2019-04-24 00:01:00 42.024394 -93.64270599999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 78 135.0 9 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 4m radius. One occupant occupying a sidewalk territory on the east side of campus. Survey from 4:50 to 7:16 p.m. CDT. 64 F, 70% cirrus and cirrostratus; clouds thicker to the west. More...
2019-04-02 18:30:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 10 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Basking in sun. 2 observed in a survey between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. CDT. Sunny, 49 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22059333 More...
2019-04-24 22:15:00 42.53917283 -99.66005025999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Nebraska, US. Location (within 28 km) obscured by request of observer. Mostly sunny. Observed by allysond, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23748238 More...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 35 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Finally got sunny so could go out for a bit after 4 days of clouds and rain. about 3 hours in started to rain. Most of the red admirals were in very poor condition. We also saw a number of caterpillars. More...
2019-04-08 05:00:00 44.414 -91.69999999999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 0 marcie oconnor Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Location precision: not recorded. These two were circling around each other along and above a wooded path. It's a small wooded area between two open prairie areas. Warm - 68 F - cloudy - light winds. More...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 37 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. After 4 days of rain finally the sun came out for a short time. The red admirals were very tattered and in poor condition for the most part. Temperature, 70 F; light winds. Survey from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-05 22:16:00 44.916166610206375 -93.3153139503923 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Livewombat Red Admirals were flying around in the late afternoon in our yard. One was sitting on a concrete wall of a raised bed. Another flew into view and the one on the concrete took off in pursuit. They were in a close spiral, flying around the limbs of a large maple tree. More...
2019-04-13 20:34:00 43.65706976 -79.49779802 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 67.5 0 mariposa Magwood Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 75m radius. Sunny, 15 C. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22434644 More...
2019-06-01 17:34:00 40.01503365 -105.32547 Red admiral 1 mariposa No description. More...
2019-05-09 21:07:00 41.7272283 -88.00572979999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 315.0 14 ldieckman No description. More...
2019-04-15 17:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 28 20 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Did our weekly walk of the gardens. There were lots of red admirals throughout the gardens. They were feeding on violets and pachysandra. Survey from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CDT. 65 F, moderate winds. More...
2019-06-05 01:03:00 42.0249746 -93.6476296 Red admiral 112 10 mariposa One of three contesting for a territory in this particular spot. Many more small Red Admirals have arrived in central Iowa during the past week. More...

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